A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 96 km ESE of Gualaquiza, Ecuador (60 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 16:30:22 / December 21, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:30:22 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -77.7568 West, latitude -3.6791 South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1ps. Id of event: us6000d1ps.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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